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Barnsley

[bahrnz-lee] /ˈbɑrnz li/
noun
1.
a city in South Yorkshire, in N England.
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  • Leeds and Barnsley are the centres of the linen trade in England.

  • As far as he knew, Barnsley was the only Terran to reach this planet alive.

    The Wedge Horace Brown Fyfe
  • In Barnsley's opinion, that put him more or less ahead of the game.

    The Wedge Horace Brown Fyfe
  • Barnsley fingered his beard to hide a grin and turned the other way.

    The Wedge Horace Brown Fyfe
  • Barnsley grinned into his improvised pillow as Sanchez signed off.

    The Wedge Horace Brown Fyfe
  • Created a parliamentary borough in 1918, Barnsley returns one member to Parliament.

  • A mile or so away, at Barnsley Park, where the oaks thrive on a vein of clay soil, green woodpeckers may often be seen and heard.

    A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
  • His dirty gray coverall bore the name “Barnsley” upon grimy white tape over the heart.

    The Wedge Horace Brown Fyfe
  • The next time Barnsley came to a set of doors, he found also a black plastic cube about two feet high.

    The Wedge Horace Brown Fyfe
  • Barnsley concentrated upon keeping his features blank as a rushing sound seemed to grow in his ear.

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British Dictionary definitions for Barnsley

Barnsley

/ˈbɑːnzlɪ/
noun
1.
an industrial town in N England, in Barnsley unitary authority, South Yorkshire. Pop: 71 599 (2001)
2.
a unitary authority in N England, in South Yorkshire. Pop: 220 200 (2003 est). Area: 329 sq km (127 sq miles)
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